[ubuntu-art] Desktop Backgrounds for Lucid

Kenneth Wimer kwwii at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 11 14:29:16 GMT 2009

On Friday 11 December 2009 01:39:32 pm Kenneth Wimer wrote:
> Hi all,
> Today is the first day of the rest of your Lucid :) If you haven't heard
>  yet, we're looking for some amazing desktop backgrounds to offer our
>  users. If you saw Ubuntu 9.04 (the karmic koala), you'll know that we
>  included an extra set of lovely images created by the community.

Erm, it was pointed out to me that Karmic was 9.10, not 9.04...not sure what I 
was thinking, sorry :p


> We'd like to continue this effort and make Lucid even better. In order to
> consolidate our efforts we are going to change infrastructure and processes
>  as follows.
> From now on we will use the wiki for project related work and information
> only. As in the past, you can create a new page under Incoming/Lucid to
> describe your concept and work on it with others.
> The notable change is that we no longer have a page with wallpaper
> submissions. Due to limits with the wiki, the learning barrier to actually
>  use a wiki and the extra work involved with drawing new contributors to a
>  new format we decided a change was needed.
> Last cycle we used Flickr groups to allow for desktop background /
>  wallpaper contributions and the results were amazing. Several thousand
>  photos were submitted and I didn't have to explain how to do it once ;) We
>  had lots of first-time contributors and Ubuntu newbies.
> The process is simple:
>  * create an account or login (http://www.flickr.com)
>  * join the ubuntu artwork group in Flickr
> (http://www.flickr.com/groups/ubuntu-artwork/)
>  * upload your image(s) to flickr, making sure that you have a high-res
>  version available and that the image is licensed by one of:
> 	* Attribution Creative Commons
> 	* Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
>  * send each image you would like to submit to the ubuntu artwork group
> This does not mean that you need a pro account on flickr, just be sure that
>  you have high resolution images available should yours be selected (in
>  addition to making sure it is CC licensed in flickr).
> Note that you still *can* have a project page on the wiki to work on a
>  project or certain piece of artwork (a desktop background as well). We
>  simply will not use the wiki for submissions to the collection.
> Be sure to read the information and guidelines at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Documentation
> --
> Kenneth

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